Parke Blake
Parke's Story

Parke joined Watsi on April 20th, 2017. 20 other people also joined Watsi on that day! Parke's most recent donation supported Sefas, a 60-year-old farmer and single mother to four children from Uganda, to fund a hysterectomy surgery.


Parke has funded healthcare for 29 patients in 8 countries.

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Sefas is a small-scale farmer and mother to 4 children. She lost her husband in 2000, but managed to raise her children through small-scale farming. She grows food crops on her small piece of land. Sefas also keeps a cow and earns supplemental income by selling the milk. Despite facing challenges and myths surrounding girls' education in her generation, Sefas was determined to complete primary school. However, her parents were unable to support her further education and she was forced to drop out. Now two of her sons are teachers, and both of her daughters are tailors. For the past six months, Sefas has been experiencing bleeding, causing her to develop anemia. She also experiences severe lower abdominal pain and backaches. She has a history of blood transfusions and was recommended for surgery but could not afford the cost of the treatment. As the pain worsened, she was brought to the hospital again. She has been diagnosed with premalignant cervical lesion. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Sefas's surgery. On December 16th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Sefas will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sefas says, "My health has always been good until recently when this illness took over my life. I trust that with your support, I will be able to receive treatment and get well."

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